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Sweet Forget-Me-Not (Ryan's Fancy) video
See also: My Sweet Forget Me Not (Eddie Coffey)
And also: The Sweet Forget Me Not (Willis Bros)
And also: Graceful And Charming (Great Big Sea)
#530: YouTube video by quickaccent2006
©2009 ~ Used with permission ~

Fancy brings a thought to me
of a flower that's bright and fair,
Its grace and beauty both combine
to make the cost more rare;
Just like a maiden that I know
once shared my happy lot,
Where we parted, when she whispered,
"You'll forget me not."

We met, I really don't know where,
but still it's just the same,
For love grows in the city streets
as well as in the lane;
I gently pressed her tiny hand -
one glance at me she shot,
She dropped a flower, I picked it up -
'twas the sweet forget-me-not.

She's graceful and she's charming
like the lilies in the pond,
Time is flying swiftly by,
of her I am so fond;
The roses and the daisies
were blooming around the spot,
Where we parted, when she whispered,
"You'll forget me not."

At last there came a happy time
when something that I said,
Which caused her lips to murmur,
"Yes," and shortly we were wed;
There is a house down in the lane
in a tiny garden spot,
There grows a flower, I know it well,
it's the sweet forget-me-not.

She's graceful and she's charming
like the lilies in the pond,
Time is flying swiftly by,
of her I am so fond;
The roses and the daisies
were blooming around the spot,
Where we parted, when she whispered,
"You'll forget me not."

She's graceful and she's charming
like the lilies in the pond,
Time is flying swiftly by,
of her I am so fond;
The roses and the daisies
were blooming around the spot,
Where we parted, when she whispered,
"You'll forget me not."

####.... Variant of a song with a waltz chorus published in 1877 by Robert (Bobby) Newcomb (aka Robert Hughes) [1847-1888] (traveling minstrel and songwriter) ....####
The variant in the video above was recorded by Ryan's Fancy (Dance Around This One ©1981, Boot Records).

See more songs by Ryan's Fancy.

A variant was recorded as My Sweet Forget Me Not by Eddie Coffey of Branch, NL (The Girls From Newfoundland/Eddie Coffey And His Coffey-Mate, trk#8, 1977, Don Park Music, Inc., Markham, Ontario).

See more songs by Eddie Coffey.

A variant was sung by Vincent Ledwell [1888-1982] of Calvert, NL, and published in MacEdward Leach And The Songs Of Atlantic Canada © 2004 Memorial University of Newfoundland Folklore and Language Archive (MUNFLA).

A variant was also recorded by Ian Robb (Rose & Crown, 1985).

A variant was also recorded as Sweet Forget-Me-Not by Ed Power of Grand Falls-Windsor, NL (Kitchen Songs, trk#9, 1999, arranged, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Mark Bishop of SoundScape Productions, Grand Falls-Windsor, NL).


See more songs by Ed Power.

A variant was arranged and recorded by A Frank and Carson Willis as The Sweet Forget Me Not (Singers For Fishermen ©1992. Performance rights administered by SOCAN. All rights reserved.)

See more songs by A Frank Willis.

A variant was also recorded by Connemara [1992-1997] (The River, trk#12, 1993, Piper Stock Productions, Torbay, NL, produced by Dermot O'Reilly).

See more songs by Connemara.

Great Big Sea also recorded a variant as Graceful And Charming (The Hard And The Easy, Warner Music Canada, 2005).

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